Yale-Princeton Split Ivy League Doubleheader
April 18, 2004
PRINCETON, N.J. - Peggy Hunt outdueled Princeton ace Erin Snyder as Yale edged the two-time defending Ivy League champion Tigers 1-0 in the first game of a doubleheader at Class of 1895 Field. Hunt scattered five hits and struck out one. Leah Kelley had two hits and scored the only run of the game in the fifth inning. Princeton (20-15, 6-4 Ivy) won the second game 5-3. Chelsea Kanyer and Kristy Kwiatkowski each had two hits in the nightcap for the Bulldogs, who are in first place in the Ivy League with a 6-2 record.
Yale (24-16 overall) scored the only run of the first game in the fifth inning. With two out, Kelley singled, stole second and moved to third on a wild pitch. After Christina Guerland walked, Beth Pavlicek drove home Kelley with a surprise, two-strike bunt single. The Tigers' best scoring chance came in the fourth when they had runners on first and second with one out. Hunt, though, got Amanda Erickson to pop to short and Cristina Cobb-Adams to foul out to the catcher.
In the second game, Yale jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead on a two-out RBI single by Kanyer. After Princeton tied it in the second, the Bulldogs regained the lead in the third. Kelley walked, moved to second on Guerland's sacrifice bunt and scored on Kwiatkowski's single to right.
Princeton's Melissa Finley homered in the fourth to tie the score at 2-2, but a Kwiatkowski sacrifice fly in the fifth scored Beth Pavlicek, who had doubled, and gave the Bulldogs the lead. The Tigers, however, scored twice in the bottom of the fifth and once in the sixth.
The Bulldogs return to action on Wednesday with a doubleheader against Providence. Yale then plays a doubleheader against second-place Harvard on Saturday.